senate Bill S4478

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Freezes salary increases and other payment increases of employees of the state for one year; authorizes municipal corporations to institute such freezes

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to local government
Apr 06, 2011 referred to local government

S4478 - Details

Law Section:
General Municipal Law
Laws Affected:
Add §25, Gen Muni L; add §137, Civ Serv L

S4478 - Summary

Freezes salary or wage increases of employees of the state which would otherwise take effect pursuant to collective bargaining agreements or similar agreements for one year; freezes increased payments to state employees for holiday and vacation differentials, shift differentials and salary adjustments for one year; authorizes municipal corporations to institute such wage or increased payment freezes for their employees.

S4478 - Sponsor Memo

S4478 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 6, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen. MARTINS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Government

AN ACT to amend the general municipal law and the civil service law,  in
  relation  to  freezing  salary  or  wage increases of employees of the
  state and authorizing municipal corporations to  institute  such  wage
  freezes  for  their  employees;  and  providing for the repeal of such
  provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section  1.    Legislative findings and declarations.  The legislature
hereby finds and determines that real property taxes in New  York  state
are  too  high,  and  that the burden that they place upon our citizens,
homeowners and businesses, is making it difficult for New York state  to
thrive, prosper and succeed.
  The  legislature  further  finds  and  determines that the only way to
realistically reduce the real property tax  burden  upon  our  citizens,
homeowners and businesses, is to place a comprehensive approach in state
law  which  controls  costs  and  spending  for  local  governments, and
provides significant mandate relief with respect to their  fiscal  obli-
  The  legislature  also  finds  and  determines  that real property tax
relief and local government mandate reform must be  achieved  by  estab-
lishing  a  comprehensive  approach to reduce real property taxes across
the state,  controlling  government  costs,  and  providing  significant
mandate relief to local governments.
  The  legislature  also  finds,  determines  and declares that a fiscal
emergency exists in the state of  New  York.  That  the  state's  fiscal
condition,  and that of its municipalities, has been significantly weak-
ened by the impact of the national economic recession. This has led to a
structural  imbalance  between  revenues  and  expenditures  which   has

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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